While the rest of the world busies itself searching for cures for some of the earth’s most horrible diseases, North Korea has apparently been occupied with finding a cure for the dreaded hangover, instead. What seems to be a publicity stunt for attention – let’s not forget this is the same country that last year claimed to have invented a single drug that cures HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, cancer, MERS and Ebola – the announcement has been met with at least a bit of hope from the rest of the world, who are sick of waking up for work the next day with a headache.
The miracle drink relies on Ginseng root for its medicinal qualities – Ginseng is also the main ingredient in North Korea’s cure for AIDS and cancer – along with burnt rice, which replaces the sugar and apparently removes not only the bitter taste, but also any type of hangover.
The new drink, called Koryo Liquor, was invented at the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory, which has apparently been working on and perfecting the recipe for years.
At its release, North Korea’s state-run newspaper The Pyongyang Times reported, “Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam, known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice, is highly appreciated by experts and lovers as it is suave and causes no hangover.”
We’re not sure what they mean when they say this new drink is “suave” – we prefer our liquors to be debonair – but we’re pretty sure the results they’re claiming have no basis in reality.